Hospital Security Guard Gives Shoes Straight Off His Feet To Patient In Need

April 25, 2024

Today's good news story comes from Warren, Ohio.

In a heartwarming act of kindness, Ansley Davenport, a security guard at Trumbull Regional Medical Center in Warren, Ohio, demonstrated the true spirit of compassion by giving away his own shoes to a man in need.

security guard gives man his shoes off feet
Ansley Davenport / Trumbull Regional Medical Center

While on duty at the Emergency Department, Davenport noticed a gentleman whose feet seemed to be causing him considerable discomfort.

"I noticed a guy. His feet were hurting. I think he asked for something to drink, we were trying to help him along. I went and got him a bottle of water, and we started talking and he was in there for his feet," Davenport recounted in an interview with WYTV.

Instead of stopping at providing a bottle of water, Davenport took it upon himself to go the extra mile. He enlisted the help of another guard to find out the man's shoe size, which turned out to be a size 12. Without hesitation, Davenport removed his own size 12 shoes and handed them over to the grateful individual.

"Alright, I got a size 12 for you," Davenport said, adding, "I took them off, gave them right to him, and I actually finished the rest of my shift in socks."

Despite the chilly weather that day, Davenport didn't mind being without shoes, as the warmth he felt from his act of kindness overshadowed any discomfort.

"For 45 minutes, Davenport sat at the desk without shoes. It was cold that day but he didn't mind, because a kind act like that makes you feel warm inside," the report mentioned.

The recipient of Davenport's generous gesture was clearly taken aback by the unexpected act of kindness. "He looked at me and he's just like, 'Huh?' He was just surprised," Davenport recalled with a smile.

This selfless act serves as a reminder that compassion and empathy can make a significant difference in someone's life, especially during challenging times. Davenport expressed the importance of kindness and paying it forward, especially amidst the current climate of turmoil and negativity.

"Especially with a lot of things going on. A lot of bad going on, and it's always good to be good and give to somebody and pay it forward," Davenport said.

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